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Old 08-02-2017, 03:08 PM   #1
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2 inch piece of pvc under black water tank

My black water sprung a leak at the gate valve. I removed the tank floor and found a 2 inch piece of 2 inch pvc pipe between the tank bottom and insulation.
My question is whether the pvc piece is needed? Maybe it creates an air gap for insulation? The tank is sagging quite a bit.
I plan to use some angle steel to brace up tank.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:30 PM   #2
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If you put steel strapping under the tank make sure to put a piece of carpet between the tank and strap to keep the steel from rubbing a hole in the tank
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If you put steel strapping under the tank make sure to put a piece of carpet between the tank and strap to keep the steel from rubbing a hole in the tank


Good idea, thanks
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My guess would be is that piece of pipe is scrap that was cut from a vent or drain somewhere, once anything drops during construction NO ONE picks it up, I've gathered probably a quart jar full of all types of screws, wire stripping, sawdust & wood cut outs & still, after nearly 5 years of travel, have sawdust falling from various light fixtures.
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still, after nearly 5 years of travel, have sawdust falling from various light fixtures.
I know mine is only a year old with about 5 trips on it but you would think by now, I could turn on the AC without blowing a bunch of sawdust into the room...
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